When you were born again, you were given the measure of faith. We have all been given the measure of faith, not a measure, but the measure.

What you do with your faith depends on how much your measure grows. We are all on different faith levels because of what we've learned and put into action in our lives.

According to Ephesians 3:20, you have two power sources on the inside of you. It says, "Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us."

What is that power that worketh in us?

#1. The Holy Spirit
When you ask the Holy Spirit to come on the inside of you, you receive a power source called dunamus, or the miracle-working power of God. When you're filled with the Holy Spirit, you have power.
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Spirit is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
(Acts 1:8)
#2. Faith
Faith is placed on the inside of you at the time of the new birth. Every one of us was given that power source when we were born again, and it's called the measure of faith.
For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
(Rom. 12:3)

And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power.
(Eph. 1:19)

We are not all on the same level today because the Bible tells us that faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.
(Rom. 10:17)
When you get paid on Friday, you take your check to the bank and make a deposit. During the week, you make withdrawals on what you've deposited.

If you only put $200 in your account, and you make a withdrawal of $150, you only have $50 left. If you write a $75 check, then you are overdrawn by $25, and there is a deficit in your account.

You don't have enough. So what do you do? You have to make more deposits to have enough to support you.

It's the same way with your faith. You have to make deposits every day. Why? Because you make withdrawals all day long on your faith. How do you make deposits with your faith?
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
(Rom. 10:17)
You have to develop your faith by hearing the Word over and over until your spirit man gets so built up that you become intense about your breakthrough.

When your faith rises and you become convinced that it is God's pleasure to see you healed, prosperous, at peace, joyful and living a good life, then you will become intense on living this good life.

In fact, you will get to the point where you will not be denied. And I'm telling you, this thing that you've been believing God for, no matter how long you've been praying, it will manifest!

Source: The Intensity Of Your Desires by Carolyn Savelle.
Excerpt permission granted by Jerry Savelle Ministries International